Energy and environment

In the face of major climate change and depletion of resources, development of sustainable, affordable and non-polluting engineering and energy solutions are vital to the future of global economic growth and our society as a whole.

Key research expertise


  • Generation
  • Storage
  • Processing
  • Utilisation
  • Hydrogen in Materials


  • Monitoring
  • New materials development for harsh environments
  • Systems reliability
  • Structural engineering
  • Structural integrity
  • UAVs/robotics

Power electronics

  • GaN and SiC power electronics and reliability
  • Ultra-high efficiency power electronics
  • Grid-level power electronics, sensor-driven electronics
  • Renewable power generation

Green and sustainable energy

  • Pico and micro-hydropower generation
  • Microgrids
  • Energy Storage
  • Whole energy systems
  • Energy efficient computing
  • Energy harvesting

Water Engineering

  • Catchment hydrology
  • Groundwater
  • Uncertainty and risk
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Water resource management
  • Soil moisture and hydrometrology
  • Floods and droughts
  • Hydroinformatics
  • Hydro-epidemiology
  • Water quality
  • Climate change impacts
  • Water, sanitation and health
  • Climate and sanitation
  • Weather radar
  • Predictions in ungauged basins
  • Land atmosphere modelling

Earthquake Engineering

  • Computational modelling
  • Materials science
  • Laboratory testing
  • Field monitoring

Research groups

Net Zero 2050 Capabilities

Meeting our Net Zero goals will involve significant changes to policies, public behaviour, and the development and deployment of new technologies to enable us to achieve this.
The University of Bristol has extensive research capability across many disciplines and hopes to bring these together to determine how best to support our Net Zero goals.
Our Net Zero themes illustrated in a circle with multiple coloursNet Zero PDF May 24 (PDF, 2,400kB)

Three people sat in front of a laptop with a whiteboard behind Work with us

Our Industrial Liaison Office helps you to develop research partnerships and engage with our students.

Engineering for International Development

The faculty is involved in many research projects with sustainable development goals. They focus on natural disasters, resource security, sustainable energy and health in developing countries.

Edit this page